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Sadness, anger after Kabete MP George Muchai is shot dead

There was sadness and anger Saturday morning following news that Kabete MP George Muchai had been shot dead at dawn on Nairobi’s Kenyatta Avenue-Uhuru Highway roundabout.

Two of the MP’s police bodyguards and a driver also died in the incident, Nairobi Central Police OCPD Paul Wanjama confirmed.

He said the incident occurred between 3am and 4:30am as the MP stopped to buy a newspaper when unknown masked assailants intercepted his car and sprayed it with bullets.

Eye witnesses said only four bullets were fired taking out the four victims, touching off speculation that the attackers were skilled.

CONCEALED NUMBER PLATES

The attackers, who are said to have trailed the MP from Westlands in a Toyota Probox with concealed number plates, took off with a briefcase and two pistols belonging to the bodyguards.

Muchai was in the company of his wife and daughter who were being driven in a different car ahead.

St John’s Ambulance, who were among the first respondents to arrive at the scene, said in a statement that they found the four people already dead.

St John’s Ambulance indicated that the assailants were in a Toyota Probox car with concealed registration numbers.